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Family Advocacy Clinic

Course Number: LAW 6940 Credits: 4

Prerequisites:

  • Interviewing and Counseling for Civil Clinics(LAW 6930)
  • Interviewing, Counseling, & Negotiation(LAW 6388)

The Virgil Hawkins Family Advocacy Clinic operates simultaneously as a law office and a classroom. Students serve as first chair legal counsel representing real clients in real cases. They have the opportunity to interview and counsel clients, draft pleadings, motions, orders, judgments, and other legal documents, conduct discovery, argue motions, negotiate, advocate at mediation and, if necessary, take a case to trial. Skill development is enhanced through presentations on various legal skills, simulated legal practice classes, analysis of applicable laws, court observations, self-reflection, and faculty critique.  Clinic Requirements.